Reconstructing the Chelyabinsk event: pre-impact orbital evolution

  title={Reconstructing the Chelyabinsk event: pre-impact orbital evolution},
  author={C. D. L. F. Marcos and R. D. L. F. Marcos},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The Chelyabinsk superbolide was the largest known natural object to enter the Earth's atmosphere since the Tunguska event in 1908 and it has become a template to understand, manage and mitigate future impacts. Although the event has been documented in great detail, the actual pre-impact orbit of the parent body is still controversial. Here, we revisit this topic using an improved Monte Carlo approach that includes the coordinates of the impact point to compute the most probable solution for the… Expand
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